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Deborah Reisinger, Associate Professor of the Practice and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute

Deborah Reisinger

Deb Reisinger, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of the Practice in Romance Studies, affiliate faculty in the Duke Global Health Institute and Associate Director of the Markets and Management Studies program. She is Director of the Duke Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program, which offers courses in environmental studies, public policy, and global health in 8+ languages.

Reisinger teaches courses in French for Specific Purposes, including global health, business, and marketing. She is the author of Crime and Media in Contemporary France (Purdue Press, 2007) and Community-based Language Learning: A Framework for Educators, co-authored with Joan Clifford (Georgetown Press, 2019). She has also published numerous articles on language pedagogy, intercultural competence, and French for Specific Purposes. Her current research focuses on Central African refugee resettlement and linguistic marketing.

Reisinger is Chair of the College Board's World Languages Academic Advisory Committee and co-chair of the AP French Language and Culture Exam development committee. From 2013-2018, she served as Chair of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Commission on French for Specific Purposes. 

Deb regularly directs Duke summer study abroad programs, including Duke in Aix-en-Provence, Duke in Montréal, and Duke in Paris

Contact Info:
Office Location:  06 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708-0257
Office Phone:  (919) 660-2420
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://globaled.duke.edu/Programs/Summer/Duke_in_Montr_al

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • FRENCH 302S.01, CULTURAL/LITERARY PERSP Synopsis
    Languages 114B, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • FRENCH 325S.01, GLBL DISPLACEMENT: VOIX FRANC Synopsis
    Perkins 079, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as GLHLTH 325S.01, ICS 332S.01, RIGHTS 325S.01)
Office Hours:

Wednesday and Friday 11:30-12:30, and (frequently) by appointment.
Education:

Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill2001
M.A.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1995
B.A.University of Kansas1992
Specialties:

French
French Studies
Linguistics and Theories of Pedagogy
Research Interests: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum, Business Language Studies, Applied Linguistics, Machine Translation

Current projects: Machine Translation in Language Acquisition, Business Language Studies : Social Entrepreneurship, French for Specific Purposes: Global Health and Refugee Populations, AP French Exam Development Committee

Areas of Interest:

Contemporary French culture
Business Language Studies (Social Entrepreneurship)
French for Specific Purposes (Global Health, Business, Education)
Computer Assisted Language Learning (Machine Translation)
Second Language Acquisition

Keywords:

Applied Linguistics • Business Language Studies • Communication in marketing • Computer Assisted Language Learning • Contemporary French culture • Cultural Marketing • French • French for Specific Purposes • Global Health • Intercultural communication • Interpersonal communication and culture • Language acquisition • Language and culture • Localization • Machine Translation • Refugee families • Refugee Resettlement • Refugees in literature • Women refugees

Curriculum Vitae
Recently Featured in:

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. D.S. Reisinger, Crime and Media in Contemporary France, Comparative Cultural Studies (February, 2007), pp. 230, Purdue University Press
  2. Reisinger, DS, Student video projects, AATF National Bulletin, vol. 32 no. 2 (February, 2007), pp. 21-22  [abs]
  3. Reisinger, DS, Writing Memory: Point kilométrique 190 and the Grimzi affaire, in New Approaches to Crime in French Literature, Culture and Film, edited by Harwick, L (2009), pp. 191-203, Peter Lang
  4. Reisinger, DS, Murder and Banality in the Contemporary fait divers, South Central Review, vol. 17 no. 4 (2000), pp. 84-99
  5. D.S. Reisinger, Samantha Earp, Joan Clifford, Effective Uses of a Course Management System, in Teaching with Technology, Heinle Professional Series in Language Instruction, edited by Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz, Lara Lomicka (Fall, 2003), Heinle
  6. Reisinger, DS, Marketing to the World (November, 2008) [idea.html#nov08]
  7. Reisinger, DS, Literary and Cinematic Responses to the Crime Story in Contemporary France, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture., vol. 9 no. 4 (2007), pp. 1-10 [available here]
  8. Reisinger, DS, Le Tour de France: sport et identité (Fall, 2005), UNC Center for European Studies [htm]  [abs]
  9. D.S. Reisinger, de l'aide: Directory of Elementary Language Activities for Instructors at Duke (2003) [html]  [abs]
Conferences Organized

  • Abstract Reviewer for International CIBER Business Language Conference. 2010, Abstract Reviewer for International CIBER Business Language Conference, 1 January 2010  
  • Conference Committee : International Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) Conference. September 2013 - April 2014, Conference Committee : International Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) Conference, 2013-14  
  • Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) Conference, Conference Committee, September, 2010 - April, 2014  
  • The Intercultural Learner, Organizer, with Deardorff, Paredes, Clifford, March, 2014  
  • Tri-Tech Foreign Language Technology Conference, Organizer, with Earp, Clifford, Feb 2003, March 2004  

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